Thursday, January 7, 2010

What To Do in Tulsa This Weekend

While most of us are still trying to get back in the groove of the daily grind after the holiday season, the folks behind the music halls, stages and destinations of this city have been hard at work making sure you have plenty to do this weekend. Just remember to bundle up before you head out on any excursions.

As heard every Friday morning on the KRMG Morning News with Joe Kelley, here's what to do in Tulsa this weekend.

Tasha's Picks for the Weekend of January 8


Monster Jam
When: Friday, 7:30pm; Saturday, 7:30pm
Where: BOK Center, 200 N. Denver Ave.
Vroom, vroom - what could be better than a Friday night at a monster truck rally? These 12-feet-tall, 10,000-pound machines will bring you and your family to your feet as they race and rip up a custom-designed track full of obstacles. Can't go around it, can't go under it, might as well go over it - or, if you're behind the wheel of one of these trucks, through it. By the way, dinner + monster truck rally = dream date. You're welcome. Tickets start at $22.


Legally Blonde the Musical
When: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm and 8pm; Sunday, 2pm and 7pm
Where: Tulsa PAC, 110 E. Second Street
Bend and snap, people, Elle Woods has made it to town. This girl, always dressed in as much of her signature color (read: p-i-n-k) as possible, is ready to show you how she can put down the credit cards and the shopping bags and hit the books at Harvard Law. Tickets start at $20.


Vintage Tulsa Show
When: Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
Where: SpiritBank Event Center, 10441 S. Regal Boulevard
Where else can you find 35,000 square feet of antiques, collectibles, toys, jewelry, artwork, books, pottery, glassware, records, dolls, clothing, furniture and, if you can believe it, more? It's all at SpiritBank Event Center this weekend. Adult admission is $5 (get a $1-off coupon here), kids under 12 get in free.


When: Friday and Saturday, doors at 8:30, show at 9:30pm
Where: Friction at Hard Rock Casino, 777 W. Cherokee Street in Catoosa
Love '80s music? Radiostar's got the goods for you at Hard Rock this weekend, from Journey to Bon Jovi to Prince and Michael Jackson. Who knows, maybe afterward you could get lucky - at the slot machines, that is.

Robbie Fulks and Robbie Gjersoe
When: Saturday, doors at 7, show at 7:30pm
Where: All Soul Acoustic Coffeehouse, 2952 S. Peoria Ave.
Imagine, post-modern sentiments wrapped in an old-school country sound. The Robbies, they has it. Tickets are $15.

Big Rich's Birthday Bash
When: Saturday, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
Where: Flytrap Music Hall, 514 E. Second Street
If you like Jakob, Mercy Street and First Lady Assassins, Flytrap is the place for you this Saturday night. Plus, I hear Zeb with Outsiders Ink will donate a couple of piercings at the event. Ah, to get a new piercing at a concert - that's the definition of a true rocker. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

When: Sunday, doors at 6:15pm, show at 6:30pm
Where: Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main Street
Featuring First Lady Assassins, Madewell, Streetlight Hero, Kick Tree, The Dull Drums and The Defects. Where do I sign up to become part of the Band Name Writers Guild? Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Arts and Theatre

What the Butler Saw
When: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 2pm
Where: Tulsa PAC, Liddy Doenges Theatre, 110 E. Second Street
If you like Oscar Wilde (a little Earnest, anyone?), you'll love this final play written by Joe Orton, a master of macabre and known for his sharp sociosexual commentary that tests the boundaries of traditional theatre. Leave the kids at home for this one. Tickets are $15.

Olivia Marino on Alexandre Hogue
When: Friday, noon
Where: Gilcrease Museum, Gallery 18, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Road
Local artist and teacher Olivia Marino will reflect on her father, Alexandre Hogue, the man and the artist. Hogue was well known for paintings that portray the land of the southwestern U.S., reflecting the sometimes devastating effects of human handling. He also expressed the Dust Bowl era in paint as he witnessed it in Texas and Oklahoma.

"Ambience," by Joni Younkins-Herzog; "Luminous Oscillations," by Greg Dixon and Colby Parsons; "Mixed Blessings," by Whitney Forsyth
When: Friday, 5-9pm
Where: Living Arts, Myers Gallery, 307 E. Brady
Catch the openings of two shows of sculpture and one in interactive music and light in one evening, ranging from sensual forms in ceramic to sounds sourced from a running washing machine to work that explores child welfare struggles in Romania. All three shows run until Jan. 28.

Form in Flux: Paintings by Kristal Tomshany
When: Friday, 6-9pm
Where: Tulsa Artists' Coalition Gallery, 9 E. Brady
Don't miss the opening reception of this show of paintings, which come from an artist raised on the high plains of Oklahoma.

Crayons! Improv
When: Friday, 7:30pm
Where: Agora Coffeehouse, in the Fontana Shopping Center at 4959 S. 79th E. Ave.
Looking for a different kind of theatre? Get thee to 51st and Memorial for some participatory improv with a local troupe. This show, it talks back.

Family Free Day @ Philbrook
When: Saturday, 10:30am-4pm
Where: Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Ave.
On the second Saturday of each month, anyone and everyone can enjoy the wide variety of art available for appreciation at Philbrook Museum absolutely free of charge. Plus, it's a great place to visit on a cold, blustery weekend. Be sure to get the kids signed up for the My Museum program while you're there - a free artist's toolbox is involved.


Super Shows Gun and Knife Show
When: Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm
Where: Expo Square, Exchange Center, 4149 E. 21st Street
The words "gun" and "fun" are only one letter apart, you know. Don't miss your chance to visit all of the top gun, knife and ammo vendors from the Tulsa and Oklahoma City area, all under one roof.

ORU Women's Basketball (v. IPFW)
When: Saturday, 2:05pm
Where: Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave.

OSU Women's Basketball (v. Baylor)
When: Saturday, 2:30pm
Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater

OU Women's Basketball (v. Texas Tech)
When: Saturday, 2:30pm
Where: Norman

OSU Men's Basketball (v. Texas Tech)
When: Saturday, 7:05pm
Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater

ORU Men's Basketball (v. IPFW)
When: Saturday, 7:05pm
Where: Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave.

Other Stuff

Cold Weather Camp
When: Friday, 9am-5pm
Where: Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Drive in Jenks
It's warm and dry inside the Aquarium. This camp is a quick solution for working parents whose kids are out of school due to the severe cold that has settled over our state. Cost is $30, and late pick-up and early drop-off are both available. Kids, bring a sack lunch and wear warm layers, since temperatures vary in different parts of the museum. Call (918) 296-FISH ahead for registration, since the Aquarium can only admit the first 100 kids (if calling after hours, leave your name and number; you don't need to wait for a confirmation call to come to the Aquarium in the morning).

Oklahoma Wedding Show
When: Saturday, 10am-4pm
Where: Expo Square, Central Park Hall, 4503 E. 21st Street
Oklahoma Magazine presents the Oklahoma Wedding show, the place for brides-to-be who are looking to take care of as much business as possible in a single day. Plus, there's plenty of prizes available for the lucky ladies - about $12,000 worth, to be exact. Don't miss the fashion shows at 11am and 2pm. Tickets are $7.

Momma's Book Club
When: Saturday, 11:30am
Where: Joe Mommas downtown, 112 S. Elgin Ave.
Join the gang at Joe Momma's as they read the book, "Have You Ever Seen a Sneep?" Try your luck at a slew of door prizes, too, from the likes of Shoe Gypsy, Purple Glaze, Pottery Barn Kids, Dwelling Spaces, portraits by All of Me Photography and, of course, Joe Momma's.

Single Parent Saturday Night @ Kaleidoscope Children's Museum
When: Saturday, 5-7pm
Where: Kaleidoscope Children's Museum, 6202 S. Sheridan Road
If you're looking for a way to keep the kids entertained and get a break at the same time this weekend, head to this hands-on warehouse of arts and science wonders in south Tulsa. Parents get free admission Saturday night, and kids get in for just $6 (by the way, kids under 2 get in free).


When: Opens Friday
Vampires? Again?  Really? From Yahoo! Movies: In the near future, humanity nears extinction when an unknown plague transforms the world's population into vampires. Not yet rated.

Leap Year
When: Opens Friday
From Yahoo! Movies: Amy Adams travels to Dublin to propose to her boyfriend, following a tradition requiring a man to say yes if proposed to on a leap day. Rated PG.

Youth in Revolt
When: Opens Friday
From Yahoo! Movies: Michael Cera stars as Nick Twisp, a high school student who reinvents himself to win the heart of his dream girl. Rated R.

Sunday Matinee Films: Always the Enemy
When: Sunday, 1:30pm
Where: Tom Gilcrease Jr. Auditorium at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Road
Watch the Discovery Channel interpretation of the Apache nation's struggle against the U.S. government, using recollections from descendants of Apache warriors, rare historical documents and archival photographs. Admission is free with paid museum admission.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nothing about the Horticulture show???

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